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Reviews:
Alphabet Adventure by Audrey Wood
The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr
Angels of Interstate 29 by Donald James Parker
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
Beyond Another Door by Sonia Levitin
The Boy Who Would Live Forever by Frederik Pohl
Chiggers by Hope Larson
Choosing to Be by Kat Tansey
The Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy of Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
The Curandero and the Swede: A Tale from the 1001 American Nights by Daniel Abraham
Doctor Who and the War Games by Malcolm Hulke
Dragons, Dragons by Eric Carle
Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto
Feng Shui in Your Garden by Roni Jay
Glad Monster, Sad Monster by Anne Mirand and Ed Emberley
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
That Hell-Bound Train by Robert Bloch
The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Jellaby Volume 1 by Kean Soo
Kosher by Design Lightens Up by Susie Fishbein
The Last Valentine by James Michael Pratt
Life Sucks by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria and Warren Pleece
Jesus Swept by James Protzman
Overexposed: The Price of Fame by Eliot Tiegel
Quickstone by Marc Laidlaw
Rich Brother, Rich Sister by Robert and Emi Kiyosaki
The Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards
Unstrung Zither by Yoon Ha Lee
A Very Hairy Scary Story by Rick Walton
The View from on High by Steven R. Boyett

Ulysses:
Episode 6: Hades: Agent Caitlin 'Kate' Todd
Episode 7: Aeolus: J. Jonah Jameson
Episode 8: The Laestrygonians: Earl's Court to Islington
Episode 9: Scylla and Charybdis: If I Had a Hammer

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for The Boy Who Would Live Forever

The Boy Who Would Live ForeverThe Boy Who Would Live Forever: 04/30/09

Since Thanksgiving I've been working my way through the Heechee Saga. A month ago I finished the original trilogy and now I've hit the first of the add on books. The first three covered the life, death and "re-birth" of a prospector turned billionaire. They were fun and full of the sort of adventures that California's early statehood history holds but set in space with alien technology and a planet in crisis due to over population and dwindling resources.

The Boy Who Would Live Forever tries to return to the wild west feel of Gateway but at the closing days of original missions. Instead of following the rags to riches biography of a self made billionaire, this novel looks at the less fortunate and the more cautious. These are the prospectors who have come too late to hit it big and must find a new way of "making it" in the galaxy.

Oh if only the novel were as simple as prospectors coming too late to the party. Unfortunately the original series ends with the revelation of the mysterious Heechee. The problem with the Heechee is that they aren't anywhere as amazing as they were when they were left to the imagination. Since the original protagonist isn't in this book and perhaps the unlucky prospectors aren't as sexy so Pohl dedicates a large portion of the novel to the Heechee. They rapidly go from being incredible to being not much different than the Niblonians from Futurama.

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